What Role Do Local Grocery Stores Play in Urban Food Environments? A Case Study of Hartford-Connecticut

  title={What Role Do Local Grocery Stores Play in Urban Food Environments? A Case Study of Hartford-Connecticut},
  author={K. S. Martin and D. Ghosh and M. Page and M. Wolff and Kate McMinimee and M. Zhang},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • K. S. Martin, D. Ghosh, +3 authors M. Zhang
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Introduction Research on urban food environments emphasizes limited access to healthy food, with fewer large supermarkets and higher food prices. Many residents of Hartford, Connecticut, which is often considered a food desert, buy most of their food from small and medium-sized grocery stores. We examined the food environment in greater Hartford, comparing stores in Hartford to those in the surrounding suburbs, and by store size (small, medium, and large). Methods We surveyed all small (over 1… CONTINUE READING
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